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Uphill challenge for Watson

Heather Watson, pictured, lost the first set against Angelique Kerber

British number one Heather Watson will have to mount a comeback against Angelique Kerber when her rain-interrupted match at the Miami Open resumes on Saturday.

Saints: North is 'okay'

Northampton director of rugby Jim Mallinder played down fears over George North, who was carried off the pitch on a stretcher following a blow to the head in the Saints' 52-30 victory over Wasps.

Giants beat bogey team Wolves

Danny Brough was once again Huddersfield's star man in their victory at Warrington

Aaron Murphy scored two tries as Huddersfield ended their hoodoo against bogey side Warrington but it was Danny Brough who starred in the Giants' 29-10 win.

Rooney: Europe must take notice

Wayne Rooney helped England continue their perfect record in qualifying

Wayne Rooney believes England sent a message to the rest of Europe by extending their winning run to seven matches on Friday night.

Clarke to retire from ODIs

The World Cup final will be Michael Clarke's final ODI

Australia captain Michael Clarke will retire from one-day internationals following Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand to give the team the best chance of winning the trophy in four years' time.

Pilot 'planned a place in history'

The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings Airbus wanted to be remembered in history, according to an ex-girlfriend

An ex-girlfriend of the co-pilot who deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane, killing all 150 on board, has told how he vowed to "do something" history would remember him by, according to reports.

Acquittal shock for Meredith mother

Meredith Kercher was sexually assaulted and murdered while studying in Perugia, Italy, in 2007

The mother of murdered British student Meredith Kercher has said she is "surprised and very shocked" by an Italian court's decision to overturn the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito.

Cameron vow on 'seven-day NHS week'

David Cameron has vowed to introduce a "seven-days-a-week" NHS service

David Cameron is kicking off his campaign for No 10 with a pledge to deliver a "truly seven-days-a-week NHS" for England if the Conservatives are returned to power on May 7.

Sturgeon 'solidarity' message to UK

Nicola Sturgeon will call for reform to the Westminster system

Nicola Sturgeon will today extend a message of "friendship and solidarity" to voters in the rest of the UK, pledging the SNP will work with others to make a positive change at Westminster.

Labour to attack border 'failures'

Yvette Cooper will accuse the government of letting "dodgy" firms get away with exploiting illegal workers and undercutting local wages

Coalition failures over border controls have led to a major drop in the number of illegal immigrants being deported and fewer illegal drugs being seized, Labour will claim today.

Tory 'benefits cuts' plans leaked

The proposals could generate savings worth an estimated £5.8 million a year, according to a report

The Conservatives are considering plans to scrap or restrict a series of benefits saving billions of pounds from the welfare bill, it has been reported.

May 7 'the social justice election'

Gordon Brown said Labour would outspend the SNP on the NHS by spending £250 million extra

The general election will be the "social justice election", former prime minister Gordon Brown said as he announced Labour would boost NHS spending in Scotland.